Tell us about your background
I studied TCM, Traditional Chinese Medicine, in China and I graduated in 1982 where I worked for different hospitals for about 10 years and then moved to the US. I was a teacher in Miami Acupuncture College and published more than 20 articles. My specialty is female male infertility and hormonal imbalances. My job includes acupuncture and natural herbal medicines. Before treatment we always offer Chinese diagnosis which includes the patient’s pulse, eye, ear and tongue. This diagnosis gives me a lot of information on what organ is imbalanced and what needs to be worked on and treated.
What is Carolina’s diagnosis? After birth her progesterone dropped too much, too fast. Instead of finding the cause she was prescribed medications (chemical drugs) to treat her symptoms, which include fatigue, insomnia, depression and anxiety. If her issue is not fixed, she would have to take drugs all her life. We have also been tracking her BBT Basal Body Temperature, which has further shown her hormone condition. The treatment plan includes balancing her hormones. According to Chinese medecine her kidney and spleen are deficient and she also has liver (qi) stagnation. The principle of the treatment should boost her kidney, spleen and balance the liver. We just did her 4th treatment today and after the first visit we’ve already seen improvements in her mood and she is sleeping better. Today she slept through the session, which is a good sign to me her liver rebalancing is working.
What do you say to patients skeptical with acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been developed over 5000 years ago and is a major medical stream in China. In Western countries, acupuncture is becoming more and more popular and accepted by people. Lots of MD’s want to understand how this all works and how it’s helping patients with many issues. I always explain to the patient at the beginning what is acupuncture and Chinese herbal medecine, how it works. I’ve never advertised but am continuously busy. We have high success rates for infertility both male and female even after failure with IVF and IUI.
How does acupuncture help moms with Postpartum depression? According to Chinese traditional culture, when a mother gives birth she is kept at home for one month and nurtured with bone soups and herbal teas to help boost patient’s progesterone, make their immune system stronger. Also, this care prevents progesterone dropping fast in order to prevent patients to have depression or insomnia.
What types of clients do you see? My specialty is infertility, menopause, and hormonal imbalances. I also see patients with mental issues, pain management, parkinson’s, heart circulation and stroke.
How can people find you? Our website is orientaltherapycenter.com and our phone is 305 595 2999
What signs/symptoms should people look for before seeking treatment? For infertility, patients have often tried IVF before and have been diagnosed with different issues such as PCOS, endometriosis, poor quality of eggs or sperm, or pre failure ovary. I also see a lot of women suffering from menopause symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia. In recent years, I’ve had a lot of patients with mental health illnesses and addictions. I also see many pain patients coming with sciatica issues, herniated discs, bursitis, or tennis elbow. Anything else you’d like to add? People come without any disease to manage their immune system to balance their yin and yang. I have patients that have been coming to me for 20 years for maintenance once a month. They come in to retune or rebalance their hormones.